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Pasta shapes with tomato and basil sauce

Recipe from: 1/28/1999 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 7
Servings 4


  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • 45
    olive oil
  • 400
    tomatoes in tomato purée, coarsely chopped
  • 9
    fresh basil leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 450
    pasta shapes, such as spirals
  • grated Parmesan cheese


Fry the garlic slowly in heated oil until fragrant and soft. Add the tomatoes and stir. Cover and simmer slowly for about 20 minutes until the sauce is thick and glossy. Add the basil and seasoning, stir and cover. Boil the pasta in rapidly boiling, salted water until just done, drain and spoon into serving plates. Spoon some of the sauce on top and serve with grated Parmesan cheese. Serves 4.

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